Post COVID-19 Mobility: Bringing Back City Transport
2021-11-11 09:30 - 10:30
Thursday, 11 November 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm IST / 9:30 - 10:30 CET
As part of the IURC Asia and Australasia programme, we invite you to our interactive discussion series on Post COVID-19 and Inclusive Recovery. IURC recognises the need to deliberate on the implications of COVID, by carrying out a series of regular discussion events on different urban topics (1. Mobility; 2. Health; 3. Economy; 4. Education; 5. Environment; 6. Gender). The objective is to discuss urban challenges, showcase best practices by/for cities for inclusive recovery from COVID-19, encourage replication, and strengthen the regional/global approach of IURC. The series is open to public officials, policy makers, planners, researchers, academia, NGOs, students and other stakeholders. Recipients of this information should feel free to share it with other stakeholders.
Event 1 Background: Public transport has suffered significantly during the pandemic. A case in point is Delhi metro which reported that the average daily ridership for 2020-21 was only about 18% of the volume registered in 2019-20. Similar, decline has been observed in other public transport means across the world, while private vehicle use is increasing.
Event 1, which is co-organised with the UrbanWorks Institute, will focus on the ways to reinstate public systems and non-motorized means as better means of city transport. Experts from Germany and India will answer specific questions for the first half of the event, followed by Q&A with the audience. We look forward to your participation and valuable insights to enrich this event.
Read the highlights, watch the video and download the presentations here.